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Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that allows instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority. Money transfers and the minting of new coins are carried out collectively by the network. The open source software that enables Bitcoin is released under the MIT license. Click here for a concise explanation of how it works or here for a detailed technical description.
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Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism
23 Sep 2017 11:00 Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.

Better in Byzantium? Ethereum Takes Baby Steps Toward a Privacy Boost
23 Sep 2017 10:00 The upcoming "Byzantium" hard fork of ethereum will usher in new cryptographic procedures that should eventually pave the way for increased privacy.

Money Manager Josh Brown: 'ICOs Are Where The Frauds Will Take Place'
22 Sep 2017 21:31 Josh Brown, the money manager and bitcoin bear-turned-bull, had some harsh words for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a new blog post.

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding
22 Sep 2017 19:00 As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union's 2018 budget.

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing
22 Sep 2017 17:00 The planned roll-out date for ethereum's "Byzantium" network upgrade is being postponed to October 17.

SAFE Network Alpha 2 (The Authenticator) Launch Announcement
21 Sep 2017 21:03 Today we are excited to be releasing the next major milestone in the roll out of the SAFE Network, Alpha 2 – The Authenticator. This latest step is a culmination of a significant amount of hard work from the MaidSafe team, and much testing from the superb SAFE Network community. The result is a new […]

SAFE Network: Mobile Tech Preview
14 Sep 2017 23:00 As MaidSafe continues its progression in the role out of the network, we have hit another important milestone that we would like to share. We now have SAFE mobile applications, running on Android and iOS, and today we have released some demonstration apps to showcase this progress. iOS requires some code updates and app certification […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto